Wow, September was so intense! Actually, make that August and September. Today being the first weekday of October, it feels to me like I am finally taking a breather from everything that happened in the past 2 months!
So what happened in the past weeks? Studying. Studying and teaching. Way too much of that. As you may or may not know, apart from making sure my jewellery line doesn’t die and fizzle into nothingness, I teach private lessons to high school Chemistry students (or, students in junior college in Singapore).
And it so turns out that their final-year exams happen this week, which means everyone has been uber stressed, and strategies were needed to help us all come out better and survive this. And all of that in turn meant that I had to come up with personalised strategies for all of my individual kids, because they are all from various schools, which teach various topics, and have different standards and expectations. In addition to that, my kids have attained different levels in terms of their understanding of the subject and they each have their own methods of learning.
I won’t bore you with more teaching stuff, so let’s talk about the studying stuff. My studying stuff. I’m taking a real estate exam at the end of October, and so it’s been crazy on my end as well, trying my best to squeeze in some time to learn all the content that the real estate course I attended did not teach. And it’s a whole lot of content, like land law, local government policies and calculations related to home loans and mortgages.
I suppose I’m on track with regards to my revision schedule, and now that I no longer have classes with my students (I mean, who has classes after exams?) till about mid-November, I have all the time in the world to really focus on my own exam. And after doing a bit of reflection this afternoon, I realised I’ve recently learnt quite a bit about myself.